The boy left his dog at the doors of a shelter to save him from his father’s ill-treatment, the gesture went viral on social networks.
On February 13 of this year, volunteers from the animal shelter Xollin, located in the state of Mexico, found something unexpected at the front door. There was a large cardboard box that looked abandoned, inside it was a pit bull puppy, a stuffed animal and a letter written by a child.
The moving letter described the reasons why the decision was made to leave the puppy in the shelter, apparently the boy’s father mistreated the dog.
The letter said :
«My name is Andrés and I am 12 years old, between my mom and I decided to leave it in your hands behind my dad because he planned to sell it. He mistreats and kicks him. Once he kicked him so hard he hurt his tail. I hope you can help and take care of it. I left him a stuffed animal so he doesn’t forget me.
He left his dog in a shelter to save him
The boy seemed to be very sad, but in order to prevent his father from harming him more, he decided to separate from his best friend and take him to the shelter to find him a new home.
The shelter published the moving story on its Facebook page, and it went viral, touching the users of social networks.
The shelter staff wrote on Facebook :
We have the puppy that went viral after a 12-year-old boy decided to leave him with us in the shelter so that he was safe from the abuse his father caused to the puppy.”
The puppy, which they called ‘René’, has received more than 300 requests to adopt it since its history was published.
Although it is very gratifying to know that many people are interested in adopting René, he is not yet ready to be adopted. First, it must be evaluated by the veterinarian and perform the corresponding treatments.
The shelter staff regretted that nobody is interested in the rest of the dogs that house the place, which has suffered and are looking for a definitive home.
I never believed that more than 300 requests from different states of the Republic would arrive to adopt René. We currently have 120 more animals waiting for families […] If everyone opened their heart and their home like this puppy [René], they would have adopted ALL our animals.
For this reason, the shelter makes an invitation to all those users who are pending this story so that they are encouraged to adopt other dogs that need it.
Rous Segura, the founder of Xollin, used her Facebook profile to thank the boy for the great act of love he had with his pet.
The dog was left under medical review because of the tail injury. It will be there until it is healthy and given for adoption.